Championship Day 1B: Michael Stonehill Doubles Up in a Multi-Way Pot

$3,500 WPT LHPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 3:  200/400 with a 400 ante
Day 1B Entries:  752

Michael Stonehill Josh Arieh
Michael Stonehill (left) and Josh Arieh (right)

A player raised under the gun to 1,200, the UTG+1 player called, another player called from middle position, Michael Stonehill called from the small blind, and Josh Arieh reraised from the big blind to 5,500.

The initial raiser tanked for a while before he folded, and the next three players called.

Four players saw the flop of 9h6d6c. Stonehill checked, and Arieh bet 6,100. The UTG+1 player folded, and the middle-position player raised to 16,500. Stonehill three-bet it to 50,000, and Arieh quickly folded. The middle-position player thought for a while before he called.

The turn card was the 2c, Stonehill moved all in for 10,800, and his opponent snap-called with 10h10d for two pair, tens and sixes. But Stonehill turned over 7c6h for trip sixes, and he needed to avoid a ten on the river to stay alive.

The river card was the Qc, and Stonehill won the pot with his trip sixes to double up in chips.

Michael Stonehill  –  151,300  (378 bb)

The tournament clock shows 752 entries so far here on Day 1B, for a two-day total of 1,645. Registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until the start of Level 9, around 9:15 pm. The total prizepool is already worth more than $5.26 million.

There will be a 90-minute dinner break after Level 6, around 5:30 pm, and action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.